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iraq bites back and republican opponent mitt romney trade blows in the penultimate presidential t.v. debate but the arrest of the green party candidate outside fails to make the mainstream headlines live analysis on that story short. human rights watch claim sixty seven gadhafi fighters and possibly the libyan dictator himself were executed by rebel militias who are still cleaning to power today. and russia is ready to welcome pop diva madonna back to this time she's wanted in the courtroom rather than on stage.
from the new center here in central moscow international news and comment live on r.t. barack obama narrowly edged his republican challenger mitt romney in the second installment of what's been dubbed america's most popular reality show the latest televised presidential debates all the men clash ahead of next month's crucial poll but one item was missing from the mainstream coverage of the event the arrest of a presidential candidate outside of any. reports from washington. by all accounts this debate was thought to be crucial for the president and his chances of getting reelected especially after the first debate two weeks ago when the president looked less and less competitive then governor romney this time around he was on the offensive which got the media and his supporters very excited according to television audience polls the president came out as the winner in this debate they kept arguing the tax plan is going to add more to the country's
gigantic dad true will be better at competing with china and the rest of the world in terms of economic growth and it was very it was very little on foreign policy there was one more debate coming out before the election that one specifically on foreign policy where there was one question about lead and the murder of the american ambassador there and the president did come up with. punchline to that he said this we were going to find out who did this and we're going to hunt them down because one of the things that i've throughout my presidency is when folks mess with americans we go after them well as far as leave yeah the administration would want to present the mission of toppling qaddafi as a huge success as they had before the tragic attack this september in benghazi but now it's hard to cover up the fact that libya is very far from that success story that it's a mess with radical forces on the rise but again these debates are not about discussions they're more about who's going to deliver a better punchline who will provide for
a better show essentially and it says the news cycle here where you focus entirely on around the debates has been like one big reality t.v. show with all these never ending discussions on the body language of the candidates all the channels do that the experts to analyze the candidates smile body potion as they stand up where they sit down during the debate they are of course have this cardio ground with the viewers reaction to what they are saying so there is a very skilled pool of build up of excitement here which makes great reality t.v. but it's a big question whether americans really have a choice something that has gotten cool. please unnoticed uncovered by the mainstream media here by this nonstop reality t.v. was the arrest the arrest of a presidential candidate in this election jule styne nominee from the green party she was arrested shortly before the debate right outside the town hall where this debate was being held she and her running mate were protesting their exclusion from
these presidential debates they were asked to leave they refused to do so and they were arrested for blocking the traffic the fact that there are other candidates in this presidential election outside these two parties very few americans know anything about that is because as jule styne told me when we sat down for an interview a few months ago they're being pushed out of the debates by those who are interested in keeping it a two horse race she was referring to special interests take a listen what they really have is the support of the one percent and then they have a propaganda campaign going on an intensive public relations and psychological warfare that's intended to convince people that they don't have any options the american system is designed to eliminate political opposition like some of the you know dictatorships that we criticize that have rigged political systems in many ways the american system is also rigged but in ways that are not straightforward jill stein will be on ballots although not in all states she was also telling me
how hard it is for an independent candidate to get on those ballots in the u.s. that every state has its own intricate rules centrally designed to keep it a two party race as far as these big televised presidential debates there are organized by the democratic and republican parties through the commission on presidential debates so there's not much enthusiasm on part of that commission to lead a third party in but you would think the media that's somewhere between discussing the body language of the candidates the chemistry on stage the addresses of the wives that somewhere between all those things they would mention the arrest of a presidential candidate but no it's being completely ignored. let's now talk to an intro to he's a professor at the school of journalism at northeastern university in boston he's written several books on t.v. presidential debates what it's obvious that presidential candidates need to make a big impression on the electorate but how much have these debates really now
become entertainment and not really about politics but about making good t.v. well of course there is an element of theatrical ality to it there is no question about it but let's face it politics has always been intertwined with the ability to communicate your message it isn't just a message so but it's how do you get the message to the people that you need to vote for you and so i think that's what the debates really are is that it's more an opportunity for the candidates to compare and contrast with each other in front of the voters and really you know you get what the voters see what they're like side by side but when the voters themselves really be persuaded on who they're going to vote for as a result of these debates i mean in some battleground states like ohio and iowa some votes have already been cast even before the first debate as early voting is allowed there so so really do these debates actually influence who gets elected in the long term historically not that often there really are a couple of american elections in which that was the case but more than anything
the debates tend to reinforce the perceptions of the voters that already exist and then fire up the people to get out and actually vote for their candidates on the day of the debate they don't change that many minds but frankly there aren't that many rights to be changed the you know it's pretty clear what the direction of the electorate is going to have. two main parties of course get the air time for these debates we've just been hearing about jill stein the candidate from the green party she was arrested when she tried to take part in that latest debate just how fair is that. well you know just it is someone we were familiar with your address which you said she's been on the ballot here. and she's kind of a familiar figure but i mean she's not going to be elected president there is just simply out of the question there are four hundred candidates presidential candidates on the ballot in various parts of the united states are going to have a debate with four hundred people on
a stage i don't think so but nevertheless it's quite quite in there as an occurrence to happen an incident doesn't it and yet the u.s. media seem to be ignoring them or concerned about a bomb or romney's body language and how their wives are looking instead of an arrest of a presidential candidate well when you say presidential candidate you make it sound like she's a viable presidential candidate she is a i mean we could go through a list of four hundred people nobody in america has heard of any of them so you know to me it seems a little irrelevant that we're talking about or right what you meant to the movement earlier that it's pretty clear where the two main part is it going you want to you make of i'm going to ask you this question who do you think is going to win i have no idea it's basically a title action and you know we have a very corky weird system of electing people in the united states state by state so the electoral college which determines the outcome is kind of a pro and unpredictable mechanism for for electing a president so i really think we want you know until november the sixth just how
important is the money and all of this we have one hundred seventy million dollars was spent by the romney campaign just last month i would imagine in the economic situation in america the moment that what's called quite a few people in america well it's been good for the you know for the television stations who are the major recipients of all of this advertising money but clearly there's too much money in the system in this idea of the you know the just the constant advertising and the expenditure on advertising has gotten out of hand and great to talk to you thank you very much indeed for joining us now to try to professor in the school of journalism at northeastern university in boston thank you. what will change when america picks its president amid muslim rage walking the around tightrope pushing china and russia as occupy anger spreads the two parties still dictate will there be. a selection of clothes. or to beginning of october twenty second come july from moscow libyan rebels
executed sixty seven get off the fighters and possibly the dictator himself a year ago that's according to a new report by human rights watch the funds also imply the very same militias that toppled the colonel still play a major role in libyan politics so i'll look to our president to the arab lawyers association says the revelation was already common knowledge i think churchill said that the first victim of war is the truth if one looks at the government in libya saying what the rebels have sad well they don't indeed even the major powers that the u.s. and britain there were all telling. the least this is this revelation is not. you know there's no document it but it is not new everybody expected the number i've attended a number of hearings in the human rights council where people were questioning the number of civilians who were killed by nato but i venue of the day nato and the u.s. and the western. sounds involved in removing the regime without knowing who with
whom they're going in that they have not looked at what is the possibility that after any any attempt to try and say that the revolution won't lead with some sort of a policy within libya this is just not correct the people revolted nato jumped on board and the result of it so of course rights abuses went down by of their feet by the revolution and my nato. tiran says it's working with new delhi to find ways to settle payments for iranian oil company about half of india's payments are made in euro's but the latest e.u. sanctions ban all dealings with iranian banks iran has been under consistent pressure over its nuclear program and then fears it might be after an atomic bomb on top of the e.u. or an embargo financial and trade sanctions nineteen iranian t.v. and radio stations were taken off air in europe but energy hungry asian countries refused to comply with the europeans frictions with india saying it won't reduce
the amount of oil it buys from iran political analyst says that the if you can't dictate to the rest of the out. or the indian government is very far that we're not going to cut down any more of iranian oil imports and then we will continue buying from them and therefore the financial arrangements are being worked out what i think now that there is a time for a regional currencies to gain ground and for trading to happen in our to rid of currencies apart from the eurozone the dollars i've seen the long run the trains will go on and the sanctions will not impact india's ability to have relations with iran europe is in a state of decline i need to be becoming grace it's i think the punching above their weight in trying to impose a solution on the iranian question and i think it is fanciful to imagine that you're up against a whole be the decisive swing actor in trying to force iran on its i think the west unfortunately is not interested in
a solution they want to keep this part modeling short of war i mean the real solution is no sanctions no war we want better luck here in india most of us feel assuming i mean this is story and reasonable the kind of pressure that's being exerted on a country where the allegation that it's developing nuclear weapons is not even true and this impasse has been going on for years now and we would like to see how we could more view from the threat of region change and this kind of warfare toward solutions. the material girl is wanted back in russia. france could cost him his of dollars and moral damages for gay propaganda that and other stories just ahead. of its perched atop a jaw and the view from the kremlin stretches as far as the eye can see. for a city to siberia for centuries. it lost its economic importance even before it
was bypassed by the chance i bear in railway but the a spiritual center. seems like these are a yearly occurrence thousands of worship as themselves and bless it will to commemorate the baptism of jesus. in the fifteen eighty s. the russians had only just conquered siberia taking it from the muslims. surrounded by enemies to be their stronghold constructed on top of the city but soon enough it became an economic hub siberian fire was the oil of its time bringing in a third of all russia's state revenue. location head of the uses for the russians
the russian. a revolt against the czar and eight hundred twenty five known as the decembrists drove. there they created a replica high society adopting the latest fashions as soon as they came out or at least once they made it from paris to siberia. but the city also served up some bit of irony for the russian royal family after the bolshevik revolution. this is the office was nicholas the second spend most of the last year of his life his whole family had been exiled here they led a fairly comfortable existence this was a big house but they weren't allowed to see visitors or go outside themselves. ordinary normal countryside life style they even have thoughts of a scape but within the year and his family would be dead.
welcome back you're watching r.t. live from moscow a criminal investigations been opened against prominent opposition figures. he's accused of plotting mass riots in russia that comes after a recent documentary claimed he received millions of dollars in orders from georgia to cause mass unrest. joins me live now from central moscow bring us up to speed what's the latest. word the investigative committee has confirmed. has been released following questioning he hasn't been charged with any offenses however travel restrictions have been placed upon him he won't be allowed to leave russia this is all part of an ongoing probe by the investigative committee into allegations of individuals organizing the riots in proposing mass on rest and violence across russia the roots of this in a documentary there is
a russian television documentary it made these allegations this. was involved in this which apparently appeared to show him meeting with a georgian citizen. who apparently has a prominent time with the government in tbilisi the investigative committee of said . yes he did meet with georgian citizens however he was doing so in order to try and. make donations political donations for his party left front so no charges brought against. soviet has been released however these all of this is a very serious investigation the the charges that are being investigated bring with them a very severe penalty anybody convicted of looking to organize riots or this type of mass unrest could face up to ten years in prison and the investigation continues
peter thanks very much indeed for that live update there in central moscow peter on . germany finds weeds on the path to a group the future. turning away from the dangers of atomic energy might be a step too far on its neighbors build nuclear power stations on the doorstep. also online reports suggest the roots of american troops may well overstep the deadline date that they promised to leave afghanistan both stories and plenty more on the website at the moment. millions of jews were killed across europe in the holocaust the israeli government does everything it can to make sure the world never forgets its victims but authorities paula slayer reports there are those who believe it's forgotten those who survived. a celebration of life and age dismissed by many here as offensive and misguided nearly seventy years after these women cheated death in nazi concentration camps and their competing to be holocaust survivor beauty queen. who ever went through the hole it cost it's in them inside
we will never forget how we were put through but the younger generation it is possible we understand their roots but the other wise no one really thinks of us. every month dozens of these water time victims die in loneliness and poverty forgotten by the country that was supposed to be their promised land the fact that many of these people survived a terrible ordeal and decades of struggle for normal life that followed is pay me laugh the coolest irony is that many flocked to israel after world war two thinking they would live out their lives in safety and prosperity of course why was built this country they went through so much we have about ten years to make it right. there won't be any survivors left alive better to spin lives alone in hotel of apartment she spent her childhood hiding from the nazi occupation in the ukraine she and her parents were the only survivors from her family today survival is still her main worry. i was supposed to get help from the finance ministry ten years ago
but they didn't help they give me nothing only when i fell and broke my back did i get some assistance but it wasn't easy even then to get this money i did get a little help from the germans three years ago they started giving me about four hundred dollars a month which i now live off. israel it seems always remembers the holocaust but tends to forget those who survived it a third of the country's holocaust survivors live in poverty with little or no help and support in two thousand and eight a state inquiry found that tel aviv failed to pass on some thirty billion dollars that had been paid to israel by germany you would think that. the holocaust will be behind them but some of them are here and i living the same horrible stories again they are alone without food. without a person in this world who takes care of them. and. it's harmful.
so while some may see this as distasteful this pageant is an attempt to reach out to the estimated fifty thousand holocaust survivors living below the poverty line the proceeds helping thousands to pave the way. the government doesn't do nearly enough to help us i received a one time payment from germany for two and a half thousand euros that's it and my husband who is in the ghetto gets four hundred dollars a month for everything it's a value put on those who survived a living hell in a country supposedly cast as a result of this suffering to protect them policy r.t. high for six russian sailors and one a stern and crew member been kidnapped by pirates off the southern coast of nigeria the incident took place on monday but the friendship and company operating the vessel only released the details today nine other crew members managed to escape the kidnappers and have successfully docked at the nigerian port of on the ship's operators said it had set up an emergency group
to liberate the sailors as soon as possible russia's embassy in the african country confirmed the abduction adding that no sailors were injured journey assault the gulf of guinea is the second most dangerous region after somalia for pirate attacks . the pop diva dollar is wanted back here in russia although this time is to appear before prosecutors not affirms they're seeking material compensation from the material girl insisting parts of a recent concert left people morally damaged govern off explains. the material girl herself is unlikely to materialize but that hasn't stopped a russian court in russia's second city of st petersburg from agreeing to hear a case a lawsuit against her for more than ten million dollars in damages by anti-gay groups who allege they have suffered quote moral damages from a performance that she held recently in that city in august now the reason we're talking about the story today is the plaintiffs have confirmed to the media that they have found madonna's new york city address and have sent
a summons there for her to she will show up to the st petersburg court they've also sent a summons for her to a health and fitness club the hard candy club here in moscow and they're basically trying to get her into the court room again in order to share this case which alleges that madonna essentially promoted so-called homosexual propaganda during her concert there she asked people to sort of raise their hands and support and handed out t. shirts and banners and whatnot but st petersburg unlike the rest of russia had recently passed a law that bans the so-called promotion of homosexuality bisexual ism transgenderism so these groups allege that what madonna did effectively trampled on that law violated the law and supposedly psychologically damage the conscious and the feelings of the residents who were exposed to that madonna is no stranger to controversy from burning crosses in a music video in the u.s. to exposing a nipple in istanbul to speaking out picking
a fight with the national front in paris by screening a video of their leader with a swastika on her head and of course turned controversy here in russia also by speaking out in defense of the punk band group pussy riot she's no stranger to controversy the question is whether she'll actually appear in this court room and as of now a specially if they don't get the summons translated it doesn't really seem likely we'll of course keep following the story for you. all the majors business news read in a few moments. the gold fever. turns thousands into slaves. my father but also among brotherly involved in the monsoon and since i started working in amman i stated i look at it and feel multinationals. make it a cash cow to be milked dry and if i think that in this country gold medal logie
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u.k. unemployment unexpectedly as well slows down on the year and today the euro continues northward which check out the trade is favored pair their one thirty one twenty seven the ruble finished up makes in the session the russian so excited she gains in the blue was doing well the well incidentally is actually going down now but because the market isn't close they didn't react to downsize or confused they choose day i lost a business are coming up next here on all t interview with the u.s. presidential counselor from the grain policy jewel staite who was arrested in new york for trying to enter the debate between barack obama and mitt romney. my guest today is joel stein nominee for president of the united states with the green party.